Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beyond the Norman

Post-Psycho there followed a flood
A torrent of knock-offs and blood
No match for the master
they're each a disaster
But don't blame Sir Al for the crud

The enormous success of Psycho in 1960 paved the way for many lesser imitations. One of them was Homicidal (William Castle, 1961). The Couch (Owen Crump, 1962) , Strait-Jacket (Castle, 64) and The Psychopath (Freddie Francis, 1966) were all written by Robert Bloch, who wrote the source novel for Psycho. Psycho Week has checked out of Limerwrecks.

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